Thursday, 28 March 2019 (Group: Exeter & District)
Start time 10:30
5.5 miles / 8.8 km
Travel by bus from Exeter to Newton St Cyres and return. The No. 5 bus goes from the stop outside Fulfords in Paris Street at 9.55 am, but check timetable again nearer the time. From the bus stop in Newton St Cyres, walk out to the railway station. Then across fields and lanes to Shobrooke and return. Can be muddy in places after heavy rain. Bring flask for a tea stop. Optional lunch at the Beer Engine, near the railway station.
Saturday, 30 March 2019 (Group: Exeter & District)
7 miles / 11.3 km
Brat Tor (Widgery Cross), Arms Tor, Great Links, Bleak House, Rattlebrook, Hare Tor, Doe Tor & return. Open moorland, paths faint in places & some rough ground. Can be wet in places after heavy rain.
Sunday, 31 March 2019 (Group: Exeter & District)
9.5 miles / 15.3 km
Canonteign Down, Great Rock, Hennock, Shaptor Down, Gladstone Rock and Tottiford House. Some steep ascents and descents.
Saturday, 6 April 2019 (Group: Exeter & District)
Meeting time 9:00,
Start time 10:30
16 miles / 25.8 km
This is the third in a series of walks jointly organised with the Two Moors Way Association, taking walkers on this long distance route. The plan is to complete the whole of Devon’s Coast-to-Coast route in a series of group walks, spread over a number of years! This section of the walk is from Newbridge to Chagford. Walkers who don’t want to do the whole of this section can still be part of this event by following the shorter route. (Please register & book a seat on the minibuses on JoinTheBigWalk@btinternet.com as soon as possible & definately no later than Sunday 31st March. There will be a charge of probably £7 to travel on the minibuses)
This shorter section of the Two Moors Way is for walkers who wish to participate in this event but do not want to walk the whole 16 mile section. (Please register & book a seat on the minibuses on JoinTheBigWalk@btinternet.com as soon as possible & definately no later than Sunday 31st March. There will be a charge of probably £7 to travel on the minibuses)
Sunday, 7 April 2019 (Group: Exeter & District)
Start time 10:00
10 miles / 16.1 km
For those of us no longer allowed to do the real thing! A mini 10 Tors day out with a couple of extra tops/rocks. Hay Tor, Saddle Tor, Rippon Tor, Top Tor, Pil Tor, Bonehill Rocks, Bel Tor, Chinkwell Tor, Honeybag Tor, Hound Tor, Black Hill & Smallacombe Rocks. A couple of small backtracks and no roads! Approx 2000 feet of ascent over the day and a strenuous walk. May be a bit wet in places but no major muddy areas. No dogs please.
Start time 10:15
8 miles / 12.9 km
A shorter walk giving a chance to meet (possibly car share) with those partaking in the ‘10 Tor Special Tor-ist Walk’. To make sure you are with the correct leader, we will not leave until 10:15. We will pass Haytor Rocks on route to the Granite Tramway which we will follow to Yarner Wood. We will explore the Nature Reserve before we exit and return to the moorland and Haytor Down.
Thursday, 11 April 2019 (Group: Exeter & District)
5 miles / 8.1 km
An exploration of the sources of stone used to build St. Winifred’s Church, Branscombe, Exeter Cathedral, St. Paul’s, parts of Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, commencing at Beer Quarry caves the site of quarrying since Roman times. Dunscombe Cliffs, at the completion of the walk are composed of coarse sandstone known as Salcombe stone.Take 899 bus opp Donkey Sanctuary at Trow Farm stop at 10.42 am, descend at Beer Quarry Caves, walk to Branscombe, Berry Camp, Weston cliff and Weston Platts, Dunscombe Cliffs. Two steep hills.
Saturday, 13 April 2019 (Group: Exeter & District)
We meet at Eggesford Railway Station, the train arriving from Exeter at 10:05 hours. It leaves Eggesford to return to Exeter at 15:08 and 16:08. For drivers, there’s roadside parking.Our walk takes us south past the church and through woodland, following the River Taw. We go through forest land, beautiful Combes and not-so-beautiful and potentially muddy farms! At Chawleigh (pub, but no time for emergency sustenance because of the train) our road takes us back towards Eggesford, mainly down hill and through more forest and combe, eventually emerging via a quiet road at the railway station. An easy walk with a few ascents. Mud.
Sunday, 14 April 2019 (Group: Exeter & District)
Fields, lanes, tracks and valleys with some climbs. Higher Millhayes, Ashculme, Jennings Farm, Wiltown, Clayhidon, Golick Park, Lilycombe Farm and back to Hemyock. Some beautiful views amongst the Blackdown Hills with an abundance of Spring flowers, all being well!